parents of kids with Type 1


parents of kids with Type 1

This is a group for the parents of kids with diabetes.

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Abandoning Responsibility

Started by Laura. Last reply by Laura Jan 9. 8 Replies

Humana in Texas

Started by dalajosa Dec 30, 2014. 0 Replies

Help with Huge Lows with little insulin

Started by rjhufnagel. Last reply by sarah Dec 17, 2014. 11 Replies

Pet peeves

Started by 1eyednurseguy. Last reply by kcolbertandco Dec 16, 2014. 30 Replies

Sleepover at 8 years old?

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by cass1972 Dec 15, 2014. 7 Replies

Disagreement over CGM

Started by Kate. Last reply by Kate Dec 9, 2014. 7 Replies

Bent cannula

Started by macfrizz. Last reply by Sarah Howard Dec 1, 2014. 7 Replies

Time for the Ophthalmologist

Started by aimeeh2oski. Last reply by aimeeh2oski Nov 17, 2014. 5 Replies


Started by cass1972. Last reply by Elizabeth Nov 16, 2014. 7 Replies

New pump user - uncomfortable site

Started by macfrizz. Last reply by Jo Momma Nov 15, 2014. 16 Replies

Refusal for Field Trip

Started by Kelly. Last reply by KalebMommy Nov 13, 2014. 30 Replies

JDRF’s Children’s Congress

Started by Emily Coles Nov 10, 2014. 0 Replies

Grace's Mom

Started by kcolbertandco. Last reply by Elizabeth Nov 10, 2014. 2 Replies

Problems with Blood Sugar testing

Started by Jennifer. Last reply by Jan Nov 6, 2014. 10 Replies

Tips for talking to kindergartners about T1D

Started by aimeeh2oski. Last reply by Horizon22 Oct 31, 2014. 3 Replies

Curious Kids

Started by Leslie. Last reply by Leslie Oct 31, 2014. 5 Replies

Trouble with School Athletics

Started by ahe05a. Last reply by Mountain Oct 30, 2014. 4 Replies

Preteen who refuse to help manage Type 1 Diabetes

Started by Kennedysmom. Last reply by Kennedysmom Oct 24, 2014. 5 Replies

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Comment by NICKOLE on February 6, 2012 at 11:15am

please help me....she is a single mother and she is very scared.
thank you all

Comment by NICKOLE on February 6, 2012 at 11:15am

Hello, who can help me with information about : OTELIXIZUMAB
i hear is a good medicine for the type 1
My a mother with a little boy who have diabet type 1 insuline dependent.

Comment by Barbi on January 20, 2012 at 11:26am

Hi Kelly - I have attended 9 years worth of Friends For Life Conferences - It is an amazing time. Malcolm, my youngest dx @2 and now 17 - really has made friends for life from all over the world, as have I. I can't recommend it enough!!!

Comment by Natasha Bowlds on January 20, 2012 at 11:16am

We've been twice. It's where my son was convinced to go on a pump the first time we went. And last year a father of two boys with diabetes did a comic routine that my son still quotes today. I think it made him feel more like there are people out there who get it even when people around him might not.

Comment by Lorraine on January 20, 2012 at 8:13am

Yes. We went last year.

Comment by Kelly on January 20, 2012 at 6:39am

Has anyone every been to the Friends for Life Diabetes conference? http://

Comment by mom on January 9, 2012 at 3:45pm

My son is 7 1/2, 7 months post diagnosis. Next month he is having dental treatment under anaesthesia. We are doing it at the children's hospital where is diabetes clinic is. Am getting nervous even though we met with anaesthesiologist and she said they would check hi, and have iv ready for insulin or glucose.

Before the diabetes he had a few treatments with laughing gas and dealing with all the diabetes management we postponed the dental stuff. he now has a few root canals and fillings so they thought it best to do it all at once. Any suggestions or calm words will do to help me get ready!

Comment by Fighting for Stephany on December 25, 2011 at 3:29pm

My daughter was diagnosed at age 6, she got really sick and was put into the hospital. They tested her and came back she is diabetic type 1. She's going to 15 soon and now uses an insulin pump and checks her blood about 10 times a day. We manage and deal with day by day, she does sports and plays music. Routines and accuracy is key for good succes in monitoring and controling sugars. Keep strong it get's easier.

Comment by mkampmann on December 8, 2011 at 12:55pm

Hello, I was hoping to never join this group. I'm T1 and us this site for my own personal needs. Well, Monday my worst nightmare came true. My 5 yro was diagnosed with T1. She's on very little insulin because of the Honeymoon stage (.25 units somethimes) but will eventually need Lantus until we can get her a pump in about a year. I'm happy there is a place to go with questions about kids

Comment by Beth on December 3, 2011 at 9:09am

Hello I am a Parent of two kids with type 1 diabetes. My Son Richard was diagnosed when he was 4 in 2001 he is now 15 years old and My daughter Heather was diagnosed when she was 8 in 2008 she is now 12 years old. I'm also new to the site.


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Melissa Lee
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Mila Ferrer
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Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

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